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Hey, I?m pretty new here, just like to say Hi. I have a bad attitude about this crap so don?t come to me for moral support, I?ve been infected for 20 years this April. I never had any help like this site when I got infected, it would have been nice to have something. I got type one on my lips from my Mom when I was a little kid and then I got type 2 in the crotch from my second girlfriend when I was 22 years old. No matter how you look at it, it?ll change your life. It will do more damage to some and not bother others, depends on how you look at life and what you like to do. Some of the positive crap gets on my nerves; it?s like trying to look at the positive side of a prison camp. I don?t want to hear it.

Thanks for listening,


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yea, thank goodness this site is here....it has helped me alot gathering info or just venting.

I think most of us caught herpes 1 (coldsores) from a relative. I can remember around 7 or 8 getting this nasty coldsores. They were ugly and a pain, but you just dealt with them. (I remember using camphor phenique on them...any one ever use this crap!? Dries them out bigtime)

I can totally relate to having a "bad attitude" about genital herpes. I have some good days, then I have my down days. I get mad, sad, furious, depressed.....all in one day. It is very frustrating. I understand too how it gets annoying when people want to get all "hand across america" and ultra positive about having herpes. I dont want to hear it either. There is nothing positive about the disease...All we can do is learn from it, our actions, and grow from there. I try not to let this virus get me down, but it is hard to do when you are in the midst of an outbreak. THEN you REALLY do not want to hear folks get all flowery and wax poetic about how it is great to be positive.

Like I said, there are the up days and the down days. This virus has altered and affected my life greatly, despite the fact that I have tried to stay strong and NOT allow it to affect my life. So I just keep plucking along like the mack truck I am, and hope that each day is a good, outbreak free day. Take my vitamins, and try to eat good (ahem...yeah, right!) Hopefully coming here and letting loose will help you out a little too. It does me!! (I am the QUEEN of ranting and venting. )

I wish you a good evening.

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